Southern True Crime

Series Editor(s): Trent Brown

From the colonial period to the present day, the American South has provided a rich stock of stories of crime, violence, mayhem, and corruption. Those stories, in the hands of skilled writers, can speak to the region’s broader, fundamental cultural matters. LSU Press’s Southern True Crime series publishes new works that provide both engaging stories and insights into that history of the South. The series welcomes proposals for books of interest both to general readers and to scholars in the fields of history, southern studies, and African American studies, among others. It is especially interested in works that demonstrate an expansive construction of the definition of true crime, be that murders and other acts of violence or political corruption and cases of financial or institutional malfeasance. The series particularly invites manuscripts that situate true crime stories within the context of broader issues, including ones of race and justice, gender and sexuality, and politics and economics. Definitions of the South in these works may be geographically generous; writers should examine and explain what is particularly southern about these cases and stories. Books in the series, both monographs and narrative works, should all aim to advance our understanding of the interactions between crime, violence, and southern culture.

Please send proposals to Trent Brown:

Please direct general inquiries about the series to editor-in-chief Rand Dotson: